Cement Plant design

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Spartanburg & Western RR
I need some help. I plan on modeling a cement plant using Walthers Valley Cement. I'm haveing trouble designing a track plan. My space for this is in the shape of an L. One side is 10ft long by 8ft long and 2ft wide. would like a connection to the outside world also for interchange. Any help would be great. Thanks.


Lazy Daydreamer
Keith -

Do you already have the Valley Cement kit? If so, look at the box - there's a "footprint" diagram on the side. (I would have scanned it and posted it here, except it's a copyrighted image so I figured I'm not allowed to do that.)

You'll notice the way they have it laid out, it's just under 24" wide - meaning it would just barely fit in your 2'-wide space. I'm facing the same problem, so what I'm planning do to is: Rather than have the siloes out toward the front like they do, I'll extend the silo conveyor in a linear (rather than perpendicular) direction from the kiln building, with the siloes against the backdrop. This cuts the width requirement almost in half, leaving space for the main line right-of-way and interchange track. (Of course, this will require some kitbashing mods to the areas connecting with the conveyor.)

Good luck, let us know how you work this out!
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